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Diversifying your Course Materials: Resources for other parts of your syllabus

Land acknowledgments

University of St. Thomas Land Acknowledgment

The University of St. Thomas occupies the ancestral and current homelands of the Dakota people. By actively committing ourselves to truth telling, relationship building, wound healing, and justice seeking, we humbly offer our respect to the Dakota Elders and people, to Indigenous communities beyond the Dakota, and to the sacredness of “the land where the waters reflect the skies”—“Mni Sota Makoce.”

Pronunciation Note: min-ah-so-tah muh-coh-chay; alternative: mi-nee-show-tah muh-coh-chay

Territory Acknowledgements website and map

To find out about indigenous territories, languages, and treaties for any location in North America, take a look at the Native Land website and map.  Please note the disclaimer when using the site and map.


You are on the land of the 
Wahpekute (Link 1)
Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ (Link 1)
Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) (Link 1)


Cession 243 (Link 1)


Learn more about languages spoken on this land:

Santee (Link 1)

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Diversity Statements

The Inclusive Syllabus

Resource Lists

The University of St. Thomas library has a service called Resource Lists.  This is a Canvas-embedded tool that helps you make your course readings more accessible and affordable for your students.

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